2013 NFPA 13: Online Training

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  • Series Description

    2013 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems Online Training Series

     

    This 6-part online learning series provides an essential basis in fire sprinkler systems and the 2013 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

    Based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 13, this series introduces students to the basic principles of the components, application, design, installation, testing, mainteance, and use of automatic sprinkler systems. The series covers the components of the four basic types of automatic sprinkler systems and describes how these components interrelate to form a fire control or fire suppression system that will achieve a facility's fire safety objectives for life safety, property protection, mission continuity, heritage preservation, and environmental protection.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Outline the history of automatic sprinkler system development, explain how to prevent the main causes of automatic sprinkler system failure, and discuss the procedures for handling impairments
    • List and define the major components of different types of sprinkler systems and review how the components operate
    • Classify the various commodity types
    • Describe the basic principles of designing a sprinkler system and the advantages and disadvantages of the most common piping configurations

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing water-based fire protection systems, including:
    designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this six-hour course series and qualify for 0.6 CEUs.
    Completion of each individual one-hour course qualifies you for 0.1 CEU. Upon successful completion of a course or the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

     

    Also Available: NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2016) Online Training Series

  • Introduction to 2013 NFPA 13 and Occupancy Hazard Classifications

    Introduction to the 2013 NFPA 13 and Occupancy Hazard Classifications

     

    Get a self-paced introduction to the scope and purpose of the 2013 edition of NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

    Introduction to NFPA 13 and Occupancy Hazard Classifications begins with an overview of the lessons and instructions on how to navigate the NFPA 13 Online Training. After that, we'll provide you with a general understanding of the scope and purpose of NFPA 13 as well as how the Standard is organized. This online module also introduces you to the different types of occupancy hazards and their classifications. Then, it's time for some hands-on practice in identifying the various hazards that are present in common structures.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • State the goal of NFPA 13
    • List the major components of the Standard
    • Define specific terms used in the Standard
    • State the difference between the use of Approved and Listed in the Standard
    • State the difference between the use of Shall and Should in the Standard
    • Cite the reasons why correct hazard selection is important
    • Differentiate between the different types of hazards
    • Identify the characteristics of various hazards

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including:
    designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEUs.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Fire Sprinkler System Types and Applications

    2013 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler System Types and Applications

     

    This module in the 2013 NFPA 13 Online Training Series takes an in-depth look at fire sprinkler system types and applications.

    The lessons in this self-guided online training based on the 2013 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Fire Sprinkler System Types and Applications -- present a general overview of NFPA 13's Chapter 7: System Requirements and the associated Annex material, as well as take a more extensive look at the applications for wet and dry systems. The training also introduces you to the other types of sprinkler systems, such as preaction, deluge, and specialty systems. Finally, you'll learn about the four major considerations that are used to decide what type of system is best.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Identify the four most commonly used system types
    • List the characteristics of wet pipe systems
    • List the characteristics of dry pipe systems
    • Describe the three types of preaction systems
    • Cite examples of when a deluge system should be used
    • Describe the properties of anti-freeze systems

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including:
    designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEUs.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organziation before registering.

  • Water Supplies and Design Approaches

    2013 NFPA 13: Water Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems

     

    This module in the 2013 NFPA 13 Online Training Series highlights water supplies and design approaches for automatic sprinkler systems.

    The lessons in this self-guided online training based on the 2013 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Water Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems -- provide you with a greater understanding of the importance of water supply and the acceptable water supplies for sprinkler systems. You'll learn about the different design approaches that are used to determine the volume of water required for sprinkler systems, as well as how to make adjustments to sprinkler areas of operation when certain conditions are present.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Differentiate between the four types of water supplies
    • Calculate the water supply needed for a sprinkler system
    • List the common design approaches
    • Identify the steps for determining water demand when using hydraulic calculation methods
    • Describe the Density/Area method for hydraulic calculations

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing water-based fire protection systems, including:
    designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEUs.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, System Acceptance

    2013 NFPA 13: Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance

     

    Grasp the critical importance of working plans, hydraulic calculations, and system acceptance through this module in the NFPA 13 Online Training Series.

    The lessons in this self-guided online training based on the 2013 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance -- provide you with a greater understanding of the importance of working plans, hydraulic calculations, and the requirements for working plans and hydraulic calculations to be approved.

    You'll learn about the items that must be contained in the working plans, including the piping layout, fittings, sprinklers, valves, hangers, braces, and test connections. These lessons also cover basic hydraulic principles such as remote areas, elevation pressure, equivalent lengths, and friction loss. Lastly, the training provides you with the opportunity to become familiar with system acceptance requirements, including an overview of the acceptance tests that must be completed for all sprinkler systems.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • List the minimum requirements for working plans
    • Describe the three system configurations
    • Explain the three impacts on system pressure
    • Calculate the minimum flow needed for a single sprinkler
    • Describe the three factors affecting friction loss
    • Explain the concept of "hydraulically remote area"
    • Describe the purpose of the acceptance test
    • Explain the role of the installing contractor

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing water-based fire protection systems, including:
    designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEUs.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Fire Sprinkler System Components

    2013 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler System Components and their Usage

     

    Gain a greater understanding of acceptable types of system materials and components through this module in the 2013 NFPA 13 Online Training Series.

    The lessons in this self-guided online training based on the 2013 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Fire Sprinkler System Components and their Usage -- provide you with a greater understanding of the acceptable types of system materials and components and address the features of each. The training also covers the installation requirements for sprinkler system components, including piping, valves, waterflow devices, hangers and braces.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Describe the factors that define a sprinkler's ability to control or extinguish a fire
    • Identify the different sprinkler types
    • Describe how various sprinklers, pipe, valves, and water flow devices are used in aboveground applications
    • Explain the formula used to calculate the sprinkler protection area
    • List the requirements for using sprinklers in a given special situation
    • Identify common factors influencing hanger installation
    • Explain the principles of earthquake protection
    • Describe the most common key issues for seismic bracing

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing water-based fire protection systems, including:
    designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEUs.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Fire Sprinkler Protection for Storage

    2013 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler Protection for Storage

     

    Learn about fire sprinkler protection for storage in this important module in the 2013 NFPA 13 Online Training Series.

    The lessons in this self-guided online training based on the 2013 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Fire Sprinkler Protection for Storage -- provide you with a greater understanding of the factors concerning storage protection, such as what is being stored, how it is stored, how high it is stored, and the building height and clearance. These factors enable you to analyze the various protection options and then make the best choice for each individual situation.

    The training also covers determining the proper storage commodity classification along with the storage arrangement, which allows the designer to choose the appropriate chapter in the Standard for deciding upon appropriate and acceptable protection criteria.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Differentiate between the different types of storage arrangements
    • Classify the various commodity types
    • Identify factors that affect storage protection

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing water-based fire protection systems, including:
    designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEUs.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board before or organization registering.

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  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training

    Terms:

    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 90 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.

    Specifications:

    • For optimal online course performance, please use Internet Explorer® or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.

     

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